I am not a great seamstress. I’ve been sewing since I was about 17 and I’ve watched my grandmother and mom sew my whole life, but I took a huge hiatus over the last ten years…since I’ve moved around so much, I just never bothered with hobbies that required things (like a machine or patterns or notions). It’s only recently that I’ve had the urge to sew again, but I decided to wing it and not get a formal pattern.
I followed this pattern from DIY Maternity–and as mentioned in my previous post, I’m still hoping…I’ve got no bump (except maybe the occasional food baby). I didn’t use jersey fabric, which I will for the next time around, I used a plaid seersucker of yellow, coral, white and taupe. (I just loved the colours, I didn’t really care that it wasn’t really the fabric I was looking for).
The dress cost me about $10 and 3 hours of my time. Everything that could have gone wrong with my sewing machine did, so there were a few delays.
This has been a perfect afternoon–quiet (no tv, no music), cool (thank goodness), and peaceful. I’ve just been able to hang out in my underpants, drink some cider, and experiment with the sewing machine.